Adobe Connect now available for virtual meetings

Earlier this year, Yale ITS acquired Adobe Connect, a video conferencing service. Over the fall 2014 semester, Library IT tested Adobe Connect with the equipment in several library conference rooms on campus (see blog announcements here and here).

We began this testing to ensure that library staff persons at every library location are able to maintain their meeting schedules easily, regardless of their physical location, particularly in advance of staff moving to 344 Winchester. We are pleased to announce that the testing was successful, and that Adobe Connect can be used effectively in these rooms for video conferencing.

Adobe Connect is supported centrally through Yale ITS; for help with Adobe Connect please visit this page or contact the central ITS Help Desk. 

Get started by logging in to Adobe Connect using your email address and NetId password:  http://greet.yale.edu
Detailed instructions are here.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: before using Adobe Connect for your virtual meeting, please do a 10-minute test of the setup in the room you are using. Contact Jenn Nolte and Reon Keller if you need help with the initial setup.

Always add 5-10 minutes for set up in advance of your virtual meeting!

Adobe Connect Features:

Audio and video

Text Chat

Screen sharing

Layouts for different meeting types, plus additional layout customization

File upload

Polling

Send invitations to a meeting in Outlook

Meeting recording (turned off by default)

Conference/meeting rooms tested:

  • Lewis Walpole
  • Sterling 315, 332, 409 and 511
  • BRBL conference rooms (check with Julie Dowe)
  • CSSSI
  • Medical
  • Divinity

Required equipment in conference rooms for Adobe Connect to work:

Video camera (most conference rooms will have this, contact Workstation Support if you don’t see this equipment)
Monitor

Microphone (built into the above; this is also available – contact Workstation Support for details)

Desktop computer

 

Please email Jenn Nolte and Reon Keller if you have any questions!

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